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Large Trucks: 4 Vital Tips for Safe Driving Near Them

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Driving near large trucks poses unique challenges, but following these guidelines can help you stay safe and prevent accidents:

1. Beware of Blind Spots:

Large trucks have extensive blind spots, especially on their sides and just behind them. Avoid these areas to ensure the truck driver can see and react to your movements.

2. Avoid Sudden Lane Changes:

Large trucks require more time and distance to stop or slow down. Abrupt lane changes can be hazardous, even if the driver reacts swiftly.

3. Steer Clear of Right-Side Stops:

Trucks often need to make right turns, and your car can end up in a perilous position if you stop or park on the truck’s right side.

4. Don’t Get Trapped Between Trucks:

Being sandwiched between two large trucks is stressful and limits your maneuverability. You’re dealing with blind spots from both vehicles.

Why Follow These Guidelines?

When you’re behind the wheel, your responsibility is to ensure safety for yourself, passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians. Driving near large trucks demands extra caution, as accidents can result in catastrophic injuries. Maintain a safe distance and avoid sudden moves to reduce collision risks. Stay safe on the road. If you need legal help, contact us.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.